Extended Genetic Testing | OVOGENE Donor Bank

To maintain the superior quality and safe donor material offered by Ovogene, we make sure each egg donor complies with our rigorous selection criteria. Our team of experienced professionals includes fertility specialists, nurses, egg donor coordinators, geneticists, and psychologists, who will extensively evaluate the personal and family medical history, as well as other vital information of each egg donor.

Genetic tests usually involve a simple blood test. We predict some women may not be suitable donors as they have severe health conditions, a genetic propensity for birth defects or mental illness. We only select absolutely healthy donors. Genetic testing provides the information prospective parents need to be prepared and it is able to offer them peace of mind.

  1. All egg donor applicants at Ovogene complete a family history questionnaire which is conducted by the donor intake coordinator.
  2. The family history questionnaire is examined by our psychologists, who are expertly trained to verify family histories for the presence of major genetic diseases.
  3. Then donors undergo a list of genetic tests.

Basic egg donor genetic testing:

  • Karyotype
  • Cystic Fibrosis


  • Fragile X
  • SMA
  • Phenylketonuria
  • GJB2-related deafness

Extended egg donor testing

Extended egg donor testing is an extensive analysis with a 274-panel carrier screen identifying specific autosomal recessive and X-linked diseases. This can help inform patients about their risk of having a child with specific genetic conditions.

What are the advantages of extended genetic testing?

If an intended parent/individual is aware that they are a carrier of a genetic disorder, it is important to test the donor for a number of disorders. This can exclude the possibility of genetic disorder transmission.

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